The Secluded Sailing Cove.
Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A secluded,
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. The exact
location isn't mentioned, but most likely near Newport Beach.
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 1 (of the third season), "The Aftermath".
Ryan, Marissa, Seth & Summer are feeling pressure, due to Marissa having shot Trey, the fact that Trey is blaming Ryan for the shooting, and the fact that both of them could be arrested, expelled, or both...
So to ease the tension of an uncertain future, they take Jimmy's sailboat (the Slow Dance) and go out sailing.
they go ashore at a secluded cove where the two couples relax, talk, kiss,
roast marshmallows over a fire, goof off and frolic on the beach until
the sun goes down.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. It's a rocky
beach, but not in Newport.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The actual sailing scenes were shot in the Pacific just east of Point Dume.
cove scenes were shot nearby, on the beach at the base of the rugged cliffs
at the southeast
end of Westward Beach (next to Zuma Beach),
on the west side of Point Dume, in Malibu.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. The dramatic
cliff face seen in the opening shot of the surfing
contest scene is rather memorable. And the unique rocks at the base
of that cliff are clearly seen in the beach scenes in this episode.
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